Wainwright staying at Marquette for now

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Submitted: Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:36am
Updated: Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:26am

Note: Jerry Wainwright, mentioned below, is a former men’s head basketball coach at UNCW. Wainwright coached the Seahawks for eight seasons. He led UNCW to the NCAA Tournament twice.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Two assistant coaches who worked with Buzz Williams at Marquette have left the team.

Assistants Brad Autry and Isaac Chew were no longer listed on the Marquette roster as of Tuesday. It was unclear whether they would follow Williams to Virginia Tech.

The Hokies formally introduced Williams as their coach this week. He left the Golden Eagles after six seasons.

Veteran Jerry Wainwright is the lone assistant left over from the Williams regime. A team spokesman said he would help with the transition to the new coach.

Interim athletic director Bill Cords has said the school hopes to move quickly the fill the position. Cords has not disclosed any potential candidates.

Former Pitt and UCLA coach Ben Howland has reportedly expressed interest in the position.

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  • Barry says:

    While it would be interesting to hear first hand of Coach Wainwright’s interest or disinterest, is it something he would want to try at this point in his life? It will take a lot of energy to revamp once again a struggling program. I feel he may be better suited to consult at this stage. It may be a project more inclined to a younger coach, no disrespect to Coach Wainwright. One thing for sure, AD Bass better get it right.

  • Vog46 says:

    “One thing for sure, AD Bass better get it right.”

    Didn’t Bass hire Buzz?
    Perhaps Bass is THE problem?

    I have often called for elimination of sports at UNCW.
    Bass is one of the reasons why……


  • Barry says:

    Bass did not hire Buzz. He did give him an extension which was ill advised.
    And no Vog, sports will never be eliminated at UNCW

  • PublicAvenger says:

    Coach Wainwright was a great part of this town in the 90’s. 20 years ago, Seahawk B-Ball was great. It would be great if we could bring him back. Maybe as head coach. Or as a assistant to Eddie Bienbach. If Eddie gets the job.

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